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Hi :)
Just thought people might like a few equations to see what Wolfgang is driving at
As the old (is it really a joke) goes...

Knowledge is Power
Time is Money
and as every engineer knows, Power is Work over Time.

So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of wisdom, we get:

1.  K = P 
2.  T = M
3.  P = W/T

Now, do a few simple substitutions:

Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields:

4.  K = W/T 

Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:

5.  K = W/M 

Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:

""Knowledge equals Work over Money.""

What this MEANS is that:

a)  The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and
b)  The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.

Solving for Money, we get:

6.  M = W/K

Money equals Work Over Knowledge.

From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches 0, regardless of 
the Work done.


""The More you Make, the Less you Know.""

Solving for Work, we get

7.  W = M K

Work equals Money times Knowledge

From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge approaches 0.


""The stupid rich do little or no work.""

Nice eh?  Even maths 'proves' Wolfgang is correct :)  Have a good weekend all!  Make sure you get a 
chance to relax and enjoy :)
Regards from
Tom :)  

--- On Wed, 3/10/12, Wolfgang Keller <> wrote:

From: Wolfgang Keller <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] MS problems
Date: Wednesday, 3 October, 2012, 19:51

A.    so in your opinion people - both young and old - not yet
knowing anything about computers, perhaps buying their first unit,
are - not only "IT-illiterate" but also "morons"

The point is not whether someone is IT-illiterate or not, but whether
(s)he is aware of the limits of his/her IT competence or not. And
whether (s)he arrogates to impose his/her "decisions" onto those people
who have to do the actual work despite his/her demonstrated

B.    so you agree that among these "IT-illiterate morons (= idiots)" 
are bosses, persons in chief position (managers).

It is (unfortunately) indeed an empirical fact that people who are
career-competent enough to usurp a "management position" in a
hierarchically structured organisation are *exclusively* career

When responsible for their dept's/company's strategic

The usage of the word "strategy" or "strategic" etc. empirically
indicates pretty well the main focus of the author of the corresponding
statement - cheaptalk.

and operative effectiveness and economical result, these
"IT-illiterate morons" decide about the need of an IT-department --
and employ an IT-manager to that department to take care of the
company's IT-system, programs and personnel included.

See my other reply concerning the (all too well known and too
well documented) antipattern of dedicated "IT departments".

C.   Obviously you qualify yourselves as highly  "IT-literate" -- 
perhaps even  "non-morons".

I never made any statement like that. But given the level of (not only
IT-related) competence that you exhibit through your statements, it
doesn't seem to take much to be more competent.

Some weeks ago LibO invited people to take part to make LibO better.
Would it not be an good idea that you - instead of blaming others -
took the opportunity to practice your high quality IT-knowledge to
the benefit of LibO.

My original message with the ID contains a few
recommendations for potential conceptual improvements to LO from the
perspective of an experienced information worker who has also used
something else than MS Office and LO.



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